Lafourche deputies investigate man's bound body In bayou at Galliano

Body found in Lafourche bayou

GALLIANO, LA (WVUE) - Lafourche Parish sheriffs detectives are investigating the death of a man who's body was found tied at the arms and the legs in Bayou Lafourche.

The victim is a 69-year-old local man who recently returned to the area.

An alert firefighter jumped in to Bayou Lafourche to try and recover the body of Terry Angelle Sunday afternoon. Now investigators are trying to piece together what happened.

"We have not found anything as a motive for a homicide yet, so we are looking at this from all angles," said Brennan Matherne with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office.

Angelle's body was spotted floating in the bayou around 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon. His bike was located  nearby.

"The fire department was there and they were holding him up with a gaffe so he didn't float away, until the coroner came," said Delton Cheramie from Galliano.

An alert Lafourche volunteer firefighter named Jordan Lee helped bring Angelle's body to a dock along the bayou in Galliano. Once the body was recovered, authorities found he had ropes tied around his hands and legs and one tied to his mid section.

"We also noted that there was another rope tied to his waist that could have been tied to a weight. The end of the rope had popped off, which could have led to him floating to the surface," said Matherne.

A family member said Angelle  recently moved back to the area from New Orleans.

Authorities say the  body had been in the bayou for several days, and he hadn't been robbed.

"He had his phone, his wallet, and his keys in his pocket," said Matherne.

An autopsy was being performed to help authorities in their investigation to determine what led to Angelle's death. Galliano residents hope for answers soon.

Residents in the area, say they didn't see anything unusual in the days leading up to the death.  If you know anything call Bayou Region Crimestoppers.  That number is (800)743-7433.

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